Friday, February 26, 2010

Foody Friday: lemongrass green tea with cinnamon sticks and ginger!

In an effort to not consume multiple cans of Coke Zero daily, I have a few different strategies I use depending on my mood. As mentioned before, I'm making it a point to start the day off with fiber and water. Some days, like yesterday, I just couldn't bring myself to do that, so I fixed myself some tea instead... but not just any tea, but lemongrass green tea with cinnamon sticks and ginger.

You need
- a large mug
- one or two sticks of cinnamon
- a nubbin of fresh ginger, coarsely grated (or sliced, or crushed)
- a bag of Good Earth's Lemongrass Green Tea*

... pour just-boiled water over the contents of the mug and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes. Squeeze the bag and set it aside. Stir and enjoy!

Be warned, ginger bits will end up in your mouth - I just chew & swallow 'em; if you don't want to do that, I suppose you could fish 'em out, or just kinda strain the drink with your lips/teeth, LoL!

I don't add sugar, because the second half of the drink is always very sweet due to the cinnamon.

You can even make a second cup reusing the same ingredients, just steep the bag a little longer: 5-8 minutes, for example.

*NOTE: Of course you don't have to use Good Earth's Lemongrass Green Tea specifically! I highlight it because I really like how the lemongrass brings a slight citrus-y twang to a tea that I don't usually like the taste of, but have tried to drink because of the health benefits. ... then I went the frugal route and got a huge box of plain green tea of a brand that will remain unnamed. Big mistake. If I let it steep for more than 2 minutes the tea turned bitter; and even when it wasn't bitter, well, I just didn't quite like it. I slowly managed to make my way through those 100 bags, but vowed never again. I've since gone back to Good Earth's Lemongrass Green Tea, and there's no looking back! :)

If you're interested in trying out Good Earth's Lemongrass Green Tea, please follow the link to read more about it (and purchase, if you see fit) via This is an affiliate link and I will get a commission if you make a purchase using this link. You can probably just as easily find this product on the shelves of your grocery store, in the tea aisle :)

btw, another thing I like about this particular product? The quotes on the tags. :D

... over at a malaysian abroad, I talk about another tea I've been making recently - chai! Click on over to read about it, k? See you there!

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  1. Must find Good Earth Lemongrass tea. Sounds good!

  2. kapgar> well I certainly vouch for it :) Tell me / blog about it if/when you do try it out, k?


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